Pre season friendlies for Coleraine Academy sides

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Coleraine 04’s welcomed two teams from Greenisland for some pre-season friendlies.

Coleraine had a few half chances to take the lead, but found the Greenisland goalkeeper in good form. A few changes were made, and Greenisland caught Coleraine off guard, with a good finish. But credit to the Academy, they kept pressing on, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Special mention to Joshua and Christy making their debuts and slotting in well. Greenisland came out on top in an evenly matched contest with 2 good

goals.

Carrick Rangers Colts v Coleriane FC Academy U13

In their first year at 11 aside. Coleraine edged the first half with the greater possession and number of chances on goal. But, they couldn’t beat the Carrick keeper.

Coleraine started the second half well, with some good link up play, however, after 10 minutes, Carrick were given too much space around the box and allowed them to slot the first goal of the game into the top corner. In the dying minutes Carrick grabbed a second to secure the 3 points.

Coleraine MoM – Mark Butler Team – Ben Moore (C), Cameron McGonigle, Charlie O’Neil, Corey Leckie , Jude Twigg, Jack Rodden, Luke McElfatrick, Luke Rea, Mark Butler, Nathan Clarke, Scott McDonald, Scott Simpson, Stuart Wallace, Tiago McKendy.

Meanwhile the U15 community team were defeated 2-0 by Grennisland in a friendly.